Native Instruments Release The Long-Awaited Massive X

  • Immaculate sound and complete sonic freedom for advanced sound design.
  • A new level of dynamic, shifting sound, with truly flexible routing and extensive modulation.
  • Based on the DNA of MASSIVE, built for a new decade and designed to evolve.

Native Instruments has announced the long-awaited arrival of Massive X, a wavetable synth offering state-of-the-art architecture, a vast array of sounds, and expanded creative flexibility for users.

It’s much, much more than a rehash of the old system slapped together with a new look.

NI has “completely rethought” out the routing engine, allowing you to connect any output to inputs and route audio to and from multiple components simultaneously.

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Rethought, rewired, and reincarnated – MASSIVE X is the successor to an iconic synthesizer that helped spawn entire genres. Get everything you need to create any sound imaginable. Quickly patch complex routings to bring your ideas to life – no matter how far-out they might seem – and take things further than you thought you could with expressive, playable modulation. Think it up, dial it in, and define what the future sounds like. MASSIVE X will grow, adapt, and evolve with regular free updates – both inspired by, and to inspire, the cultures it helps to create.Native Instruments

Native Instruments Massive X envelope

Here are the new features in a nutshell…

Oscillators

  • 2 wavetable oscillators
  • 170 wavetable options
  • 10 oscillator modes (with dedicated sub-modes)

Modulation Options

  • 9 LFOs and envelopes
  • 4 tracker modulators
  • A single voice randomizer
  • 3 performer modulators to draw in a maximum of 8 bars of modulation patterns.

Other Features

  • Switchable filters
  • Noise generators
  • Insert & master effects
  • Saturn Rings modulation indicators
  • An impressive preset library with production-ready sounds out of the box

Massive X retails at €199/$199. Massive users can also upgrade for €149/$149. More info at native-instruments.com.


With 170 different wavetables for sound design, modulation options aplenty, and 10 different oscillator modes — the team at NI appear to have gone the extra mile to usher in what could become a mainstay in soft synth history. We’ll just have to wait and see how the public responds. But what do you think — are you excited to try out Massive X?